The use of composite resin material to restore cavities is known to exhibit a process called “polymerizationshrinkage”. This process simply causes the resin to “leak” and then cause sensitivity and possible recurrent decay. The newest composites are leading the industry in the reduction of polymerization shrinkage. A current research project, I completed, was on this topic and focused on primarily reducing this effect as much as possible for the benefit of patients.
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The amount of gingival recession seen at our office continues to increase. Gingival recession typically exposes the root surface of teeth which is very susceptible to decay. Please note: there are many ways to prevent decay on the roots of teeth. Also, educating patients on the right brushing technique will prevent this recession from worsening. In […]
There are times a patient may fracture an existing porcelain bridge, crown, or restoration that is either made of porcelain fused to a metal substructure or entirely porcelain. If the integrity of the restoration is intact and the marginal adaptation is uneffected, the repair of the restoration is quite possible and can save the patient […]